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Is Dauphinea Taking Over Il Mulino? The Smoke Daddy Expanding; More

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This week's top dish from Eater Chicago, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog..

GOLD COAST—Is French restaurant Dauphinea taking over the shuttered Il Mulino or is it something else altogether?

WICKER PARKThe Smoke Daddy, the nearly 20-year barbecue vet in Wicker Park, is currently undergoing an expansion and will nearly double in size once completed in January.

UPTOWN—And now for something completely different: The Ice³ Lounge, an offshoot of the Ice³ Truck, will soon open a storefront in Uptown offering, among other things, bourbon milkshakes.

SOUTH LOOP—After being served with an eviction notice late last month, Alain's looks to be permanently out after large, red for rent signs went up in the windows.